GOTLAND, SWEDEN – December 20, 2012 – ThreeGates today announced that Legends of Aethereus (LoA), an indie action RPG with up to four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types, has released a gameplay trailer entitled Arena Last Stand. The trailer features the LoA Skill and Combat Systems and highlights The Last Stand Game Mode which is one of the features included in the City Arena.
“If a picture is worth a thousand words then a gameplay trailer must be worth a million,” said Don Geyer, CEO of ThreeGates. “But seriously, we wanted to show our physics-based combat system and skills in action. Our combat system allows for players to have control over their actions so you are aiming and timing your attacks and part of the success is based on physics. We preferred this system over the commonly used button mashing that ends up in your character auto-hitting the nearest target. We’ve been getting great feedback from our beta players and are encouraged that there seems to be a large audience of players that want a meaningful combat system.”
To View the Trailer, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2jzlM_BixQ&feature=player_detailpage&list=PL8399CB2FEB89B1FF ;
For Information about getting into the beta now http://www.aethereusgame.com or helping the studio get the game on Steam, please visit: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92957124
Legends of Aethereus is a high action RPG with up to four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types. Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor, Astrographer or Officer and venture into the uncharted wilderness of Aethereus seeking fame, glory and untold riches.
Invite your friends to your own customized Nexus City-State to battle in your arena or just show off how cool you've personalized your city using the statue-maker, banner creator and other customization features.
Embark on a variety of story driven hand-crafted expedition levels or explore the wilderness through a variety of procedurally generated exploration quests. Design and build new gear and weapons while you develop your character across a diverse and expansive skill tree allowing for a multitude of character strategies.
• Physics-based combat system including traps, set-up weapons and interaction with environmental objects
• Expedition system combines hand crafted levels with procedurally generated areas that allow for virtual infinite replayability
• The Statue-Maker, Banner Creator and other customization features allow you to personalize your own city environment
• PvP, CO-OP and Single Player combat in your own City-State Combat Arena
• Crafting and Materials system allows for virtual limitless customization
ThreeGates was formed in late 2010 by a group of people who all have years of experience in the game industry. The team has worked in the games field; as game designers, graphic artists, programmers, event producers, marketers and educators, in other constellations and on other projects, but always with the same drive and passion. Now they’ve teamed up with a common goal: to make great games. ThreeGates’ strengths are a tight-knit team, the ability to move fast, willingness to work hard and a drive for excellence. For more information, please visit: www.threegates.se